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SAT.MAR.25&26 – TEQUILA & TACO MUSIC FESTIVAL – SAN DIEGO, CA

SAT.MAR.25&26 – TEQUILA & TACO MUSIC FESTIVAL – SAN DIEGO, CA

Downtown San Diego on the water at beautiful Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego CA 92101 BUY NOW:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tequila-taco-music-festival-downtown-san-diego-march-25-26-tickets-31663635787 Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 11am- 5:30pm Sunday,...

FRI.MAR.10 – SAVANNA JAZZ – SAN CARLOS, CA

FRI.MAR.10 – SAVANNA JAZZ – SAN CARLOS, CA

SambaDá is pleased to be performing at Savanna Jazz Savanna Jazz, which is owned and operated by educators who are committed to the revitalization of the art form of jazz through, lectures, seminars, music competitions and clinics for the purpose of engaging the young...

SAT.MAR.4 – OLD SUGAR MILL – CLARKSBURG, CA

SAT.MAR.4 – OLD SUGAR MILL – CLARKSBURG, CA

5th Annual Brazilian Carnaval at the Old Sugar Mill March 4, 2017 6:00 pm - midnight Enjoy an evening of spectacular entertainment with Brazilian band SambaDa and dancers/percussion by Brazilian Dance Company. Admission includes a complimentary samba class at 7:00...

SAT.FEB.25 – BREWERY ARTS CENTER – CARSON CITY, NV

SAT.FEB.25 – BREWERY ARTS CENTER – CARSON CITY, NV

BREWERY ARTS CENTER – CARSON CITY, NV 449 W King St, Carson City, Nevada 89703 (775) 883-1976 Winter wine and all that Jazz across the entire Brewery Arts Center Campus-A Red Carpet Event An evening of wine, spirits and beer tasting and dancing to benefit the Brewery...

FRI.FEB.3 – BRAZIL ARTS CAFE – SANTA BARBARA, CA

FRI.FEB.3 – BRAZIL ARTS CAFE – SANTA BARBARA, CA

PRE-CARNAVAL BASH! SambaDá is excited to be playing at the BRAZIL ARTS CAFE – SANTA BARBARA, CA Dance Workshop Capoeira Workshop Times TBA $10 ADVANCE | $12 DOOR | 9:30PM 1230 STATE STREET SUITE C, SANTA BARBARA  

SAT.JAN.21 – ASHKENAZ – BERKLEY, CA

SAT.JAN.21 – ASHKENAZ – BERKLEY, CA

Diaspora Dinner with SambaDá Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:30pm 11:00pm 7:30 pm Doors 8:00 pm Seated Dinner and Music Performance/Discussion 9:00 pm Samba Dance Lesson 9:30 pm Music for dancing Tickets are $15 Show Only | $30 Dinner & Show | All Ages Afro-Brazilian...

SAT.JAN.14 – MOE’S ALLEY – SANTA CRUZ, CA

SAT.JAN.14 – MOE’S ALLEY – SANTA CRUZ, CA

PRE-CARNAVAL BASH! Featuring SambaDá and electric dance performances with Energia do Samba and Yabas Dance Group!  Come early for the Capoeira show with Raízes do Brasil Capoeira group! Doors open at 8pm | Show at 9pm | $15 in advance | $20 at the door! Buy tickets...

SAT.DEC.31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE – WILLITS, CA

SAT.DEC.31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE – WILLITS, CA

Dance in the New Year with SambaDá and Pura Vida! A benefit for the Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture and our local KLLG, low-power, FM radio, this is sure to be a great party! Dubbed the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band by promoters, journalists and fans,...

SAT.DEC.17 – DAY OF AFRICA – SANTA CRUZ, CA

SAT.DEC.17 – DAY OF AFRICA – SANTA CRUZ, CA

Day of Africa at the 418 Project Noon - 9pm At the Joining a host of incredible performers and teachers form Senegal, Congo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Brazil, SambaDá will be performing in the evening following a beautiful community fundraiser.  Presented by Da African...

FRI.NOV.11– ARENA THEATER – POINT ARENA, CA

FRI.NOV.11– ARENA THEATER – POINT ARENA, CA

SambaDá will be playing at the ARENA THEATER on Friday, November 11, 2016 Cumbia-dub reggae band, CANDELARIA will be joining them for this fun show! Tickets: $20 | $12 Youth (18 & younger) http://www.arenatheater.org/liveevents.html 214 Main Street In the heart of...

SAT.NOV.5– SLY MCFLY’S – MONTEREY, CA

SAT.NOV.5– SLY MCFLY’S – MONTEREY, CA

Come revel in good sounds and delicious food –  Saturday night with SambaDá at Sly McFly's, located in Monterey's historic Cannery Row! Show starts at 9pm | No Cover!  

SAT.OCT.29– KOSMOS CAMP – SANTA CRUZ, CA

SAT.OCT.29– KOSMOS CAMP – SANTA CRUZ, CA

Special show for Kosmos Music and Dance Camp enrolled camp participants ONLY! This amazing camp is set in the redwood forests of Santa Cruz and features many genres of DANCE + LATIN PERCUSSION CLASSES. Camp tuition includes: 14 Hours of dance classes, percussion...

SAT.OCT.8– KETCHIKAN – ALASKA

SAT.OCT.8– KETCHIKAN – ALASKA

SambaDá is thrilled to be performing at The Torch Nights Performing Arts Series which features an international roster of performing artists, that entertain and enlighten with world-class classical, folk, jazz, dance, dramatic and cultural performers, as well as...

FRI.SEPT.16– ASHKENAZ – BERKELEY, CA

FRI.SEPT.16– ASHKENAZ – BERKELEY, CA

Always a great vibe at the Ashkenaz in Berkeley! SambaDá is thrilled to be playing at this historic music & dance community venue! Opening Band TBA! DOORS 8:30PM | SHOW 9PM | $15 | $12 STUDENTS ALL AGES!

SUN.SEPT.11 – CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL – SAN DIMAS, CA

SUN.SEPT.11 – CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL – SAN DIMAS, CA

The Legendary California Beer Festival (CBF) is coming back to San Dimas for the Annual California Beer Festival at beautiful Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas with TWO DAYS of Fun, Sun and Suds! SambaDá hits the stage on Sunday, Sept 11 at 3:00PM Sunday is SUNDAY...

SUN.SEPT.4– BrasArte – BERKELEY, CA

SUN.SEPT.4– BrasArte – BERKELEY, CA

BrasArte Presents: 12 Annual Brazilian Day & Lavagem Sun. Sept. 4, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) 9:00 am - 7:00 pm - Free SambaDá plays at 3pm! Brazilian Music & Dance Lavagem & Procession Children's Village Food & Craft Vendor Booths Beer & Caipirinha...

SUN.AUG.28 – TEQUILA & TACO FESTIVAL – SANTA CRUZ, CA

SUN.AUG.28 – TEQUILA & TACO FESTIVAL – SANTA CRUZ, CA

SANTA CRUZ - TEQUILA & TACO FESTIVAL! San Lorenzo Park - Downtown Santa Cruz,CA Saturday, August 27, 2015 & Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:00 am-5:30 pm SambaDá show time 3:30-5:10pm 3rd Annual Tequila & Taco Music Festival is back in Downtown Santa Cruz at...

THURS.AUG.25 – CROW’S NEST BEACH –  SANTA CRUZ, CA

THURS.AUG.25 – CROW’S NEST BEACH – SANTA CRUZ, CA

BEACH PARTY! SambaDá will be playing at the Crow’s Nest Beach Party – Aug 25 – 5:30-8:30pm FREE! Part of the Summer Beach Party series, every Thursday evening at the Crow’s Nest right on the beach. The party starts at 5:30pm each week and goes until sunset! With live...

FRI.AUG.12 – APTOS VILLAGE PARK – CA

FRI.AUG.12 – APTOS VILLAGE PARK – CA

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH - FOOD AND BEER PAIRING - APTOS VILLAGE PARK - 5:30PM - 8:30PM SambaDá will be playing at this fabulous event! Start your weekend off at CBF's Food and Beer Pairing. If you are looking for an opportunity to reward your tastebuds with an abundance...

SUN.AUG.7 – CABRILLO MUSIC FESTIVAL –  SANTA CRUZ, CA

SUN.AUG.7 – CABRILLO MUSIC FESTIVAL – SANTA CRUZ, CA

Church Street Fair, Downtown Santa Cruz, CA In front of the Civic Auditorium SambaDá plays at 6:30pm Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016, the Church Street Fair offers an inspiring immersion into the famously vibrant cultural scene of Santa Cruz, California, as...

SAT.AUG.6 – BREWERY ARTS CENTER –  CARSON CITY, NV

SAT.AUG.6 – BREWERY ARTS CENTER – CARSON CITY, NV

Levitt AMP Carson City Concert Presents SAMBADA’ Minnesota St Stage Carson City, Nevada 89703  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm FREE! Presented as part of the Jazz & Beyond Series The site of  the Brewery Arts Center is the place where Nevada's longest-operating brewery was...

FRI.AUG.5 – GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL –  SAN FRANCISCO, CA

FRI.AUG.5 – GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL – SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Two California greats, AfroFunk Experience & SambaDá light up the Great American Music Hall! Get ready to dance! The Afrofunk Experience is an ambrosial mix of musical interpretations influenced by the African diaspora, created in a collective and organic manner....

THURS.JULY.28 – CROW’S NEST BEACH –  SANTA CRUZ, CA

THURS.JULY.28 – CROW’S NEST BEACH – SANTA CRUZ, CA

BEACH PARTY! SambaDá will be playing at the Crow’s Nest Beach Party – July 28 – 5:30-8:30pm FREE! Part of the Summer Beach Party series, every Thursday evening at the Crow’s Nest right on the beach. The party starts at 5:30pm each week and goes until sunset! With live...

SAT.JULY.30 – FACEBOOK FARMERS MARKET – MENLO PARK, CA

SAT.JULY.30 – FACEBOOK FARMERS MARKET – MENLO PARK, CA

Celebrate Olympics in Rio with Brazilian flavors. Hot Brazilian band SambaDá lights up the stage with music and dance. Kids & famlies can take part in complimentary mini-olympic games & activities. Brazilian cuisine highlighted. KIDS ZONE Complimentary face...

SAT&SUN.JUL.23-24 – TEQUILA & TACO FESTIVAL – VENTURA, CA

SAT&SUN.JUL.23-24 – TEQUILA & TACO FESTIVAL – VENTURA, CA

SAMBADÁ in Ventura TEQUILA & TACO FESTIVAL! July 23th - 24th SambaDá plays at: 2:15-3:45 - Saturday 3:30-5:10 - Sunday Saturday, July 23th Tequila Day 11 am to 5:30 pm (Tequila Sampling is from 11 am-3 pm ONLY) Saturday, Tequila takes center stage with a variety...

FRI.JULY.22 – THE STARRY PLOUGH –  BERKELEY, CA

FRI.JULY.22 – THE STARRY PLOUGH – BERKELEY, CA

Sambada + Los Troubadoux = World Music Dance Party! SambaDá is happy to be playing at The Starry Plough, a full service restaurant, pub and nightclub that has been a staple of the East Bay scene since 1973. SambaDá is excited to be playing some new songs with their...

SambaDa played Latin Sounds Concert Series at LACMA!!

SambaDa played Latin Sounds Concert Series at LACMA!!

SambaDá had a great time playing the Latin Sounds Concert Series at LACMA, sponsored by the Brazilian Consulate on Saturday August 11, 2016. There was a wonderful dancing crowd and we were honored to share the stage with very special guest artist Nildinha Fonseca of...

SAT.JULY.16 – WORLDFEST – NEVADA CITY-GRASS VALLEY, CA

SAT.JULY.16 – WORLDFEST – NEVADA CITY-GRASS VALLEY, CA

SambaDá playing at 20th Annual California WorldFest! Saturday - July 14-17, 2016 Nevada City - Grass Valley, CA Featuring 8 stages of music from around the world, camping with family and friends, workshops, international food, fine crafts, and the renowned children’s...

SAT.JULY.9 – SMILEY’S –  BOLINAS, CA

SAT.JULY.9 – SMILEY’S – BOLINAS, CA

SambaDá at Smiley's Schooner Saloon Saturday July 9th Over the years, Smiley’s has gained a reputation as a no-fuss haven for musicians to relax while performing to an enthusiastic crowd of locals and visitors from near and far. With new ownership at the helm in...

FRI.JULY.8 – CASPAR INN –  CASPAR, CA

FRI.JULY.8 – CASPAR INN – CASPAR, CA

CASPAR INN - MENDOCINO COAST'S HISTORIC NIGHTCLUB SambaDá is happy to be headed to Caspar this summer! 7:30pm doors | 9pm show | $15 In Advance | 21+ 14957 Caspar Rd, Caspar, CA 95420

THURS.JUNE.16 – CROW’S NEST BEACH –  SANTA CRUZ, CA

THURS.JUNE.16 – CROW’S NEST BEACH – SANTA CRUZ, CA

BEACH PARTY! SambaDá will be playing at the Crow's Nest Beach Party - JUNE 16 - 5:30-8:30pm FREE! Each Summer on Thursday evenings the Crow's Nest offers its Summer Beach Party series with fun and funky live entertainment, right on the beach. The party starts at...

SAT.JUNE.11 – LACMA LATIN SOUNDS SERIES –  LOS ANGELES, CA

SAT.JUNE.11 – LACMA LATIN SOUNDS SERIES – LOS ANGELES, CA

Saturday, June 11, 2016 | 5 pm Hancock Park, Los Angeles, CA SambaDá - Part of the LACMA Latin Sounds series LACMA | Hancock Park Free and open to the public Plan Your Visit In-kind media support is provided by KJAZZ 88.1. This concert is supported in part by the...

SAT.MAY.28 – CARNAVAL @ THE CHAPEL –  SAN FRANCISCO, CA

SAT.MAY.28 – CARNAVAL @ THE CHAPEL – SAN FRANCISCO, CA

SambaDá Celebrates CARNAVAL at THE CHAPEL –  SAN FRANCISCO, CA THIS WEEKEND: SATURDAY, MAY 28 Namorados da Lua will be opening up the show, so come early! Doors open 8pm Show @ 9pm All ages! Buy tickets now! The Chapel: 777 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA...

SAT.MAY.21 – MOE’S ALLEY – SANTA CRUZ, CA

SAT.MAY.21 – MOE’S ALLEY – SANTA CRUZ, CA

This SambaDá show is traditionally one of the band's and the fans' favorite shows of the year.  Following a day of capoeira (actually an annual week-long gathering + graduation ceremony!) This show's audience is packed with the diverse and athletic capoeiristas...

SAT.MAY.7 – HOPMONK – NOVATO, CA

SAT.MAY.7 – HOPMONK – NOVATO, CA

SambaDá will be playing at the Hopmonk Tavern in Novato on Saturday May 7th! Come celebrate with us! Music, Dancing, springtime, good times! BUY TICKETS HERE!

SAT.APR.16 – SANTA CRUZ EARTH DAY 2016 – SANTA CRUZ, CA

SAT.APR.16 – SANTA CRUZ EARTH DAY 2016 – SANTA CRUZ, CA

SambaDá on the Main Stage at 11:45am-1:15pm Earth Day Santa Cruz is an annual event to raise environmental awareness; address concerns; showcase solutions; and present balanced modes of living for the wellbeing of each individual, the community, and the planet. It is...

FRI. FEB. 5TH – UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER – SANTA BARBARA, CA

FRI. FEB. 5TH – UCSB MULTICULTURAL CENTER – SANTA BARBARA, CA

An Evening of Afro-Brazilian Samba & Funk: SambaDá 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Dance & Music Performance / MCC Theater Are you ready for Carnival? Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also draws from percussion-based styles of South and Central...

FRI. JAN. 22 – Carnaval – MOE’S ALLEY – SANTA CRUZ, CA

FRI. JAN. 22 – Carnaval – MOE’S ALLEY – SANTA CRUZ, CA

Brazilian Carnaval Celebration! SambaDá will be heating up the winter with a steaming carnaval celebration!  You will not want to miss opening act, Dandara & Pragandaia Band.  Dandara is an all-star Brazilian singer/dancer.  He exceptional voice and contagious...

Initiation ‘Ritual’

Initiation ‘Ritual’

Local Afro-Brazilian institution SambaDá gives new lineup a baptism by fire on upcoming album Santa Cruz GoodTimes: Wednesday, 20 May 2015 , by Liza Monroy The title of popular Santa Cruz-based Afro-Brazilian band SambaDá’s new album, Ritual, is a nod to their...

Sat. Oct. 31st – Halloween – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, Ca

Sat. Oct. 31st – Halloween – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, Ca

Halloween Dance Party! 9:00 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $20, + Costume Contest w/ Cash Prizes BUY TICKETS > Halloween falls on a Saturday night this year so buy your tickets early and don't miss the party of the year with SAMBADÁ! Costumes are encouraged and we will...

SambaDá “RITUAL” New album release for 2015!

SambaDá “RITUAL” New album release for 2015!

SambaDá is proud to announce the release of a brand-new album, “Ritual”. Celebrating the sacred ritual of making music together, and honoring the Afro-Brazilian roots of their music, “Ritual” is a joyful exploration of Brazilian rhythm and melody, while referencing a...

Ibou N’gom

Ibou N’gom

Percussion Ibrahima (Ibou) N’gom facilitates community drumming and dancing with adults and students of all ages. He has worked with and performed for elementary though high school students, at-risk youth and university students. He is a SPECTRA Resident Artist. Ibou...

Will Bates-Minou

Will Bates-Minou

Percussion SambaDa's newest member William Bates-Minou is a percussionist and song writer who's career spands over 2 decades. His playing style reflects many years of study with some of the worlds top percussionists. He has had the distinct pleasure to perform with...

Etienne Franc

Etienne Franc

Bassist, Vocals Etienne David Franc, also known as KostarOne and roKsta OrKestra has been performing locally and Internationally for the past 20 years, as, bassist, guitarist, singer and Rapper. He is bassist for L.A based Check in the Dark, and with Check in the...

Gary Kehoe

Gary Kehoe

Drumset, Percussion, Vocals Gary has been drumming at the forefront of world music in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area for decades and his experience and energy are a constant inspiration. Gary Kehoe was born and raised in Minnesota and while never forgetting his...

Anne Stafford

Anne Stafford

Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Vocals Growing up in Sonoma County, CA, Anne Stafford first started playing saxophone in the Jr. High School Jazz Band, where she was profoundly inspired by her teacher, the late jazz trumpet player Frederick J. Coleman. She...

Dandha Da Hora

Dandha Da Hora

Lead Vocals, Percussion, Dance Born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Dandha Da Hora has been a member of Ilê Aiyê, one of Brazil’s most important musical and cultural institutions, since she was 6 years old. A master dancer, as well as vocalist and percussionist, Dandha...

Papiba Godinhno

Papiba Godinhno

Lead Vocals, Guitar, Cavaco, Percussion Papiba Godinho was born and raised in Brasília, Brazil.  Papiba has a long history in capoeira and was fortunate enough to teach and travel internationally before landing in Santa Cruz in 1992.  There, he began teaching capoeira...

NYE! Bring in the New Year Brazilian Style

NYE! Bring in the New Year Brazilian Style

NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION!! @ MOE'S ALLEY SANTA CRUZ, CA Wed, Dec 31st, 2014 Door: 8:00PM | Show: 9:00PM Tickets: $20 adv/ $25 day of show BRING IN THE NEW YEAR BRAZILIAN STYLE!! WITH SAMBADA & SAMBA DANCERS! BUY TICKETS NOW! >>

BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL at SLO BREW SAT. OCT 11th!

BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL at SLO BREW SAT. OCT 11th!

Sat, Oct 11th, 2014 Doors: 7:30PM Show: 8pm Tickets: $10 In Advance | $13 At Door SAMBADA is Back to SLO BREW!! BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL CELEBRATION WITH GUEST SAMBA DANCERS!! **Early show at 7:30pm